Hall-Higman-type theorems for semisimple elements of finite classical groups

Pham Huu Tiep, A. E. Zalesskiǐ

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Minimum polynomials of semisimple elements of prime power order p a of finite classical groups in (nontrivial) irreducible cross-characteristic representations are studied. In particular, an analogue of the Hall-Higman theorem is established, which shows that the degree of such a polynomial is at least pa-1(p-1), with a few explicit exceptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-668
Number of pages46
JournalProceedings of the London Mathematical Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2008

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